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Cyber Hackers Sent Scam Texts to Nearly 10,000 Deakin University Students

Deakin University has confirmed a hacker has mass spammed nearly 10,000 students and downloaded the contact details of almost 47,000 past and present students. The cyber attack took place on July 10 when someone managed to hack a University staff member’s credentials and used them to access student information held by an unnamed third-party provider….


80,000 South Australian Govt Workers Hit by Ransomware Attack

Up to 80,000 South Australian (SA) government workers, including potentially the Premier, may have had their personal details stolen after a major ransomware cyber attack aimed at the government’s payroll system. South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas on Friday afternoon confirmed he was informed by Frontier Software on Wednesday evening that it was the victim of…


Banking Regulator Warns of Increase in Ransomware Attacks

A leading U.S. bank regulator alerted banks to increasing online risks, especially ransomware attacks and other extortion campaigns, in a report published Monday, while advising firms to undertake cybersecurity measures to mitigate the risks. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the Department of Treasury that supervises all national…


Axa Division in Asia Hit by Ransomware Cyber Attack

PARIS—French insurer Axa said on Sunday that one of its businesses in Asia was hit by a ransomware attack, adding that it was investigating after some data processed in Thailand was accessed. The group said the cyber attack had targeted its Asia Assistance division, impacting IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines….